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Scout Unit Trip to Spike Island – Beaver Photos

The perfect weather was a fitting backdrop to a fantastic day trip for the Beaver and weekend adventure for the Cubs and Scouts.

A fun packed day was started and finished with a wonderful ferry trip from Lower Aghada Pier to Spike Island and back, the rest of the day was exciting and tiring for all of the Beaver Scouts.

From island hikes, orienteering, prison tours, obstacle courses and boat trips around the naval base, the beavers didn’t have a spare moment to catch their breath.  The hot dog at the end of the day before they boarded the ferry was most welcome.

 

Gold Standard for Aghada Beavers

For the second year in a row,  Aghada beavers were awarded the Gold Standard for their planning, preparation and range of activities. After the inspection in April by the County Officials, we received the award at the county day in Kilcully in June.

The Gold Award is the highest award available and shows the greatdynamic and vibrancy there is in the 66th Aghada Beaver section.

Congrats to all beavers and leaders on this outstanding achievement.

 

Beavers on the Water

After a few false starts, due to the inclement weather, the beavers had a fantastic night from Aghada Pier on a sun soaked evening.

Pat’s excellent organisation and ability to talk people into loaning their boats and kayaks was very much appreciated by the beavers who thoroughly enjoyed their time on the water. First though was their safety talk and the checking of their buoyancy aids.

Visit to Midleton Fire & Garda Stations

Despite the inclement weather, all of the Beavers had a great night when we visited both the Garda and Fire Stations in Midleton.

Apart from fingerprinting the beavers and spending some time in the cells and interview rooms at the garda station, there was great intrigue in the effects of a chip pan fire at the fire station and climbing through the fire engines.